Cockatiel sneezed on my nose
by Aryl Bashline
This is the second time that I have suspected that my cockatiel has given me a sinus infection. The first time, however, he didn't sneeze directly into my nose like he did the other day (when he was sitting on my chest). It seems as if he sneezes on me more than 2 times, I get sick.
My vet said that it isn't possible for that type of virus to be transmitted to humans, but I'm beginning to wonder.
My nose is itchy, I'm coughing occasionally, and I'm sneezing about three or four times a day like he does. The vet can't seem to get his nares to stay open for too long. He was on Cipro and took antibiotic nose drops but as soon as he was done taking them, it started up again in about a month. Could I have gotten this sinus infection from him?